ATTENTION ! HERE I AM

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Reportaža o izložbi u emisiji Kulturni centar (TV RTS 23. oktobar 2019.)

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Samostalna izložba umetnika Branka Miliskovića ATTENTION! HERE I AM predstavlja rekapitulaciju umetnikovih stejdž persona koje je kroz serije svojih performansa u proteklih nekoliko godina prezentovao u Srbiji i inostranstvu. Interdisciplinaran pristup, koncipiran na granicama teatra – kabarea, opere i drame, ukazuje na projekciju narativa preuzetog sa opšteg mesta nasleđenog iz prošlosti, koji je umetnik decentralizovao i izmestio iz svog prvobitnog konteksta. Koncept redefinisanih i dekonstruisanih subjekata na sceni zasniva se na transfiguraciji socijalnih formacija koje su dovele do izgradnje faktivnih ličnosti i simulakruma (kopija subjekata bez originala) zastupljenih u društvu; one su umetniku poslužile kao inspiracija za oblikovanje fantazmičnih tela koja svojim vizuelnim i glasovnim manipulacijama impliciraju na socio-političke probleme, ali i razvijaju sposobnost sopstvene autonomije unutar umetničke prakse.
Performansi Branka Miliskovića su svakako akti lične ekspresije i slobodnog tumačenja pitanja koja se prožimaju kroz politiku, kulturu, istoriju i umetnost. Imajući u vidu vremenski kontekst koji je umetnik repozicionirao i izgradio na osnovu saznanja o događajima iz prošlosti, moramo uzeti u obzir da je istorija kao takva vidljiva na dva različita načina – prvi: kroz stvaran događaj projektovan na fizičkom telu persone (javni) i drugi: događaj projektovan na njegov um (privatni). S tim u vezi, serija performansa ukazuje na događaje projektovane iz unutrašnjeg sveta umetnika koji je svoja zapažanja zasnovao na saznajnim elementima iz stvarnog sveta.
Koncipirajući svoje telo kao političko, socijalno i erotsko, u rekapitulaciji ATTENTION! HERE I AM, umetnik kroz različite serije performansa demistifikuje narative koji neposredno korespondiraju sa pitanjima utemeljenim u kulturi. Naime, tročasovni performans(i) APPOINTED predstavljaju fiktivno političko telo Generalnih sekretara Ujedinjenih nacija sa neograničenim mandatom. Tela izgovaraju osam inaguracionih govora prethodnih sekretara, od 1946. godine do danas (uključujući i dva foto portreta – konstrukta, na kojima je sarađivao sa fotografima Šonom Mekleodom (Sean MacLeod) i Danilom Matarugom). Zatim, foto diptih [G]RAND MASTER (u saradnji sa fotografkinjom Isidorom Bojović) prikazuje misteriozno telo koje na socio-politički način preispituje koncept novog svetskog poretka, građenje iz senke, simbolizam i pitanja arhitekture masonskih građevina. Sa druge strane, fotoportret LUST (u saradnji sa fotografom Aleksandrom Crnogorcem) je prikaz erotskog tela koje egzistira na granicama kempa i queer-a. Kroz to telo umetnik pozicionira pitanja rodne kategorizacije, izmešta normative iz okvira vidljivog i na provokativan način redefiniše pitanja telesnosti koja obuhvataju sopstvenu (re)prezentaciju u prostoru.
U sklopu izložbe su, osim fotografija dominantnih-fiktivnih subjekata, izloženi umetnički artefakti sa naznačenih performansa, video performans Das Lied aus dem Grab – na kome umetnik peva pesmu Lili Marlene na grobu Marlen Ditrih (Marlene Dietrich) u Berlinu i tekstualna instalacija HÔTEL. Instalacija predstavlja dijalog između stejdž persona koje će u istoimenom performansu u nastanku Milisković realizovati u kolaboraciji sa umetnikom Danteom Buu-om.
Izložba ATTENTION HERE I AM predstavlja presek opštih pitanja savremenog društva, koja kroz motivsko-fabulativnu analogiju imaju za cilj da projektuju odnose između umetnikovog predloška i publike koja kroz lični stav taj predložak percipira. Na taj način Milisković uspostavlja dijalog između posmatrača i umetničkog dela koja komuniciraju na granicama kolektivnog sećanja i izmeštene stvarnosti.

Jelena Pavićević

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Branko Milisković Katalog PDF

ATTENTION! HERE I AM, Oct 15-Nov 1, 2019, Cultural Youth Centre Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia

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Photo by Jelena Bokić

Solo Exhibition @G12 HUB in Belgrade, Serbia / 18 November – 02 December 2014

29 November 2014 / HAVE  YOU  COMMITTED  GENOCIDE !? with Helen Schröder and Branko Milisković / duration: 30 min / photos and video by Senja Vild

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HAVE YOU COMMITTED GENOCIDE !?

In this scene, Helen Schröder and Branko Miliskovic, representing two distinctive bodies of fictional persona HERR MILISKOVIC, are approaching each other with a bottle of champaign and two glasses, opening a bottle, purring champaign into champaign glasses and very gently asking each other a question Have You committed Genocide !? They are repeating the same question over and over again, getting faster and faster, producing a very bizarre ‘’singing dialogue’’, which by an intensive repetition and serialism at certain point, can become a surreal mantra. This repetitive dialogue is getting louder as time progresses, eventually reaching a culmination half an hour later. For Branko Miliskovic, this performance is one of the most significant performances in his carrier, since the simplicity of an image and yet hardcore work are getting together, questioning this incredibly notorious question for both nations, German and Serbs, problematizing the absurdity of an individual as well a collective responsibility and guilt.

Performance by Branko Milisković with Helen Schröder and Branko Milisković
Original scene from theatre production HERR MILISKOVIC ( Life of an Intruder )
coproduced by Kampnagel, Hamburg
Saturday 29th November 2014 , at 20:00
Duration: 30 minutes
G12 HUB, Belgrade, Serbia
Original costumes by Jules Hepp
Original stage design and props by Swen Erik Scheuerling
Adapted for G12 HUB by Branko Milisković

02 December 2014 / THE  SONG  OF  A  SOLDIER  ON  WATCH (WW3 LILI MARLENE) performance by Branko Milisković / duration: 2 hours / photos and video by Tina Marić

 

 

 

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THE SONG OF A SOLDIER ON WATCH (WW3 LILI MARLENE)

In the piece “The Song of Soldier on Watch ( WW3 Lili Marlene)” he seems to incarnate both, the figure of the mythical heroine from the song as well as the figure of the soldier who wrote it. In 1915 Hans Leip, a German poet and playwright called to join the army and fight on Eastern front during World War I, wrote lyrics for the song than entitled “The Girl Under the Lantern” which later on, especially during the World War II, became extremely popular by the name Lili Marlene. During the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941, Radio Belgrade became Soldatensender Belgrad and broadcasted programs to entertain the German armed forces. This song was played frequently and was also very popular on both sides of the front line. “Lili Marlene’’ was presumably one of the first songs of which one thought it could lead to an individual and collective resistance of the soldiers on the front.

Part of a text written by Dobrila Denegri for an exhibition Theatre of Life, CSW/CoCA, Torun, Poland 2012. p. 89

Concept & performance by Branko Milisković
Performed on the 02nd of December 2014 , 19:00 – 21:00 / Duration : 2 hours
Song: “Lili Marlene”(Lili Marleen), written by Hans Leip (1915), set to the music by Norbert Schultze (1938), firstly recorded by Lale Andersen (1938).
Instrumental composed by Anton Karas.

18  November 2014 / COUVRE-FEU (Policijski  čas) performance by  Branko Milisković / duration: 30 min / photos by  Tina  Marić

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Couvre-feu (eng. Curfew), in the political sense of that word, is a military order specifying a time after which certain regulations apply. This piece would be a fusion of live performance and political theatre in which the artist intends to engage the entire public to play the main role in this experimentally constructed social platform. The artist is ready to setup the methods for controlling and conditioning the masses,  as well as to remain aware of possible civil disobedience at any time.

http://www.webtv.rs/play/74238/paznja-stigao-sam-prva-beogradska-samostalna-izlozba-branka-miliskovica

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